Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME
To provide policy guidance and support across SEA Region on financial / accounting matters, Travel Quality, income/award, budgetary management, etc. Ensure effective controls exist and are operational to screen travel requests as per approved delegation of authority, standard operating procedures and eManual; WHO financial rules are followed for establishment of ad-hoc per-diems.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Associate and overall guidance of the Budget & Finance Officer (BFO), the incumbent will:
Essential: Secondary school education with specialization in budgeting and accounting.
Desirable: Diploma/certificate of specialization in accounting and IT an advantage. Training in travel related processes. Training in computer application including excel.
Essential: At least five years’ experience in accounting/administrative work.
Desirable: Experience in UN or a similar international organization.
Skills: A good understanding of WHO procedures and ability to interpret WHO Manual provisions related to Travel, standard operating procedures issued by ROs and HQ, etc.; Understanding of WHO ERP system (GSM) and accounting principles in general, an advantage; Skills to operate computer with ease; Excellent knowledge of MS Excel spreadsheets and its application for conversion of data into user friendly reports.
Other IT skills: Proficiency in the use of modern office software packages such as MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and standard office equipment. Good working knowledge of GSM (or other Oracle-based ERP systems) is desirable.
Use of Language Skills
Essential: Expert knowledge of English.